Whether you are married, single, or somewhere in between, you can’t depend on Prince Charming. No marriage lasts forever, and many women never marry at all. As a result, you are likely to be handling money on your own for most of your adult life. So what’s a gal to do? Taking responsibility is the key. If you are married, each of you needs the skills to be able eventually to stand on your own. That’s doubly true for women, who tend to live longer, earn less, and save less for retirement.
|How are you similar to (and different than) your partner with regard to money? What is your interaction like?|
|Things to Talk About|
|Money can’t buy happiness, but it can definitely affect relationships. The last thing most women want to talk about when they fall in love is money, yet its one of the most important things you can do. The two of you must be in sync about money issues, or else you’ll find yourself fumbling forward into the future with few clear-cut goals and no plan for how to achieve them.Pick the question your Club finds most interesting. If there’s still time, pick another one — or make up your own!
|Catch Yourself Doing Something Right|
|Share your success with your fellow Club members:
|What Will You Do Today?|
|Choose one Small Step to do before next meeting, and pledge to the group to do it. To select that 15-minute exercise, ask yourself these questions:
Don’t drive yourself crazy. Remember, you can do anything for 15 minutes! For example:
You get the picture. This is like Goldilocks. Don’t try to do too much. Don’t try to do too little. Do it just right.
|Money Attraction Affirmations|
|Choose one affirmation to motivate you to achieve your goals, something like:
|The Money Zone for Next Meeting|
|Cast your vote: Does your Money Club want to stay in this Money Zone, or do you want to move on to the next Money Zone?If your group decides to Stay in the Zone then, future Money Star, check out these fun articles so you can discuss them at your next meeting. Even if your group decides to move to the next Zone, you still can explore these on your own.The Difference Between Men and Women
Five Money Myths That Can Keep You Apart
10 Ways to Say “I Love You” on the Cheap
|Just For You|
|Before the next Money Club meeting, do the Just for You Exercise called Test Your Money Relationship. Don’t skip a meeting if you don’t get this done. Half of life is showing up, Money Clubs included. You can tell the group you didn’t get it done, and they will encourage you (not bug you) to make a date to do it soon. Discussion questions for your club meeting: